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Protest from Dallas County: Regarding The Community Action Program

This petition from the Dallas County-based Self-Help Against Poverty with Everyone (SHAPE) requests for an immediate investigation into "the problems and circumstances surrounding the efforts for the anti-poverty program" in Dallas County.

Letter from George Russell to MLK

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George Russel offers his support for any endeavor Dr. King would assign him.

Monday, February 5, 1968

Schleiermacher & Ritschl

Dr. King writes notes regarding the philosophies of German theologians Friedrich Schleiermacher and Albrecht Ritschl. King states there is a mixture of attraction and repulsion between the two, as Ritschl is repelled by Schleiermacher's mysticism and attracted to his views on Christianity.

One Vote for Every Man: Civil Rights Act

In this draft of an article for the March 1965 IUD Agenda, an AFL-CIO monthly publication, Dr. King recounts the progress made by the Civil Rights Movement and states that the issue in 1965 is the right to vote and the venue is Selma, Alabama. He discusses the pattern of exclusion, including the abuse of power by local sheriffs, illegal use of local and state laws, delay tactics of registrars, and literacy tests. He outlines measures that a Civil Rights Act of 1965 should include.

Address Given by Vice President Nixon in Asheville, North Carolina

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This is the text of an address given by Vice President Richard Nixon before the sixty-sixth annual convention of the General Federation of Women's Club. He discusses the differences in countries dealing with Communism and America being a democracy.

Wednesday, June 5, 1957

Letter from MLK to William Proxmire

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Dr. King thanks William Proxmire for his support in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, June 24, 1964

Letter from James E. Baine to MLK about Commentary

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In this letter James Baine asks Dr. King about segregation and integrated for reference to be used in a college class.

Wednesday, October 4, 1967

Letter from Klaus Schwarze to MLK

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Mr. Schwarze requests that an autograph be sent to him in Germany for his collection from Dr. King.

Tuesday, December 12, 1967

Letter from a "White Power Militant"

A disgruntled writer criticizes leadership in the civil rights movement.

Schleiermacher

Dr. King quotes theologian Schleiermacher regarding the universe.

Marxism

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr’s “The Nature and Destiny of Man.”

Letter from Dora McDonald to Cantor Solomon Mendelson

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In this response letter to Cantor Mendelson of Congregation Beth Sholom in New York, Miss McDonald explains that Dr. King will make all efforts to attend the "I Have a Dream" musical performance.

Tuesday, December 20, 1966

Letter from MLK to Dr. Milton Rokeach

In this letter, Dr. King writes to Dr. Rokeach concerning the involvement of social scientists and the civil rights movement. Dr. King encourages Dr. Rokeach to become actively involved with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Letter from MLK to Jack O'Dell

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Dr. King requests that Mr. O'Dell makes a statement regarding the philosophy and methods of the SCLC. He explains the urgency of Mr. O'Dell's statement due to an investigation concerning O'Dell's Communist affiliations.

Friday, January 18, 1963

Letter from MLK to Joseph Gaulan

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This is a letter from Dr. King to Joseph Gaulan to thank him for the letter of support while he was in the Birmingham jail.

Wednesday, July 31, 1963

Letter from US Citizen to MLK

"A citizen who loves the country God let him own," writes to Dr. and Mrs. King criticizing them on their views on Vietnam and their ministerial work in regards to Christianity.

Letter from Samuel Bucholtz to MLK and Wyatt Tee Walker

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The Temple Israel of Hollywood sends a contribution to the SCLC and praises Wyatt Tee Walker for his appearance.

Wednesday, November 27, 1963

Fear

Dr. King quotes John Watson's "Behaviorism" on the two things that incite fear.

An Ambitious Dream Confronts Reality

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Dr. King talks about the Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project (SCOPE) as well as the political changes that have occurred in Georgia.

Wednesday, June 23, 1965

Christ

Dr. King quotes Albert Knudson's thoughts about how the disciples viewed Jesus Christ.

MLK - Notes on "Highest Value"

These handwritten notes of Dr. King's focus on the concept of "highest value" in its various iterations.

Congressional Record: The President's Housing Bill, or, How To Succeed in Politics Without Really Trying

Senator Charles Percy forwarded this article, published in the Congressional Record, to Dr. King. The article discusses President Johnson's attempted housing referendum, known as the Fair Housing Bill, in March of 1968.

The New York Times: New Way Sought to Teach Rights

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Columbia University and its Teachers College plan to begin a nationwide initiative to improve the teaching of civil rights. The plan will not only apply to elementary and secondary schools but also to college, universities and adult education forums. Instead of using textbooks, teachers will utilize case studies and films to keep information up to date.

Sunday, February 20, 1966

Rousseau

Dr. King writes a quote from Genevan philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Letter from MLK to Lenn Latham

Dr. King expresses gratitude for support of his work and advises that nonviolence is the only way to achieve change.

Letter from Dora McDonald to William Grayson

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Dora McDonald informs William Grayson that Dr. King's schedule does not permit him to make any more appearances in the year of 1962. Miss McDonald expresses her deep apologies for Dr. King's inabilities to attend.

Thursday, February 15, 1962

Letter from Charles Wallace to MLK

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Charles Wallace, a retired white high school teacher from California, offers his support to Dr. King for the implementation of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign. Wallace emphasizes that he has been a faithful supporter and participant in the civil rights movement. Wallace proposes to assist in the mobilization efforts to structure the campaign.

Thursday, December 28, 1967

Report of Director of Mission Development

Rev. Dr. Archie Hargraves was a distinguished urban minister and church leader who served America's cities for more than half a century. In this report he gives a summary of individual organizations under Mission Development, of which he was the Director. All of these organizations aimed to augment employment and economic opportunities for their respective surrounding communities.

Letter from Willis M. Tate to MLK

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Willis M. Tate, President of Southern Methodist University, expresses his gratitude for Dr. King's acceptance to come to the university. He assures Dr. King that his trip is welcomed and presents two alternative dates to address the student body. This address is part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration that Dr. King has already been invited.

Wednesday, September 15, 1965

Letter from MLK to Melvin W. Trent

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Dr. King recommends that Melvin W. Trent file a complaint with the Civil Rights Commission about the unjust labor situation in Newport News.

Friday, November 26, 1965

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